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Man in court on Murder charge


The man accused of murdering Maryborough woman Karen Ashcroft is expected to face the Victorian Supreme Court today. 

Percydale man Ben Wardlaw will stand trial after he pled not guilty to one count of murder and one count of committing an indictable offence.

The Melbourne Magistrate's Court has previously heard that the 39-year-old had been using the drug Ice, before Ms Ashcroft was killed on May 14.